Dakota Fanning might be the best known actor in the family, but her little sister Elle Fanning is quickly catching up — and she has one skill even her big sis will concede. Turns out Elle is the family fashion maven!
The two told Teen Vogue that Elle is totally obsessed with fashion, and Dakota now turns to her for sartorial guidance despite being the big!
“I remember the first time Dakota asked me for fashion advice about what to put with what,” Elle told the mag. “I was like, My big sister is asking me?”
Dakota conceded, “She’s the go-to fashion person in the family. Elle knows every single model, every single collection, every single piece from every single collection. She has a real passion, and it’s not at all in a materialistic way. She genuinely appreciates the workmanship and creativity.”
“It’s funny, ’cause when you’re an older sister, you try to be the leader and example, and I’ve recently had to accept that we’re equals,” Dakota said. “The day has come when I actually need her help. I’ve had to admit that to myself and break down and be like, ‘Little sister, does this look good?'”
But that doesn’t mean there are no closet wars between the two. “She steals my clothes!” Dakota revealed.
“As far as I’m concerned,” Dakota continued, “there’s a no-closet-sharing policy, but as far as Elle is concerned… I’ll go in my room, and there will be clothes on the floor, clothes missing, clothes that are now in her closet.”
“Last summer,” she says, “I was in London working on a film, and I was looking online and these pictures came up on my homepage. She was in my hat, my dress, my shoes. I called her up and was like, ‘I caught you! They photographed you wearing all my stuff. Put it back!'”
Did Elle listen? No way. “She hung up on me!” Dakota laughed. “She didn’t care at all.”
Read the entire article with Elle and Dakota Fanning on TeenVogue.com.